Broken Capillaries Treatment

More Than One Broken Capillaries Treatment

There is more than one type of broken capillaries treatment that can be pursued. Treatments range from home remedies, to topical creams, to laser treatments. Broken capillaries are quite noticeable when they are just under the skin's surface. While they can occur anywhere, it's usually the face, and sometimes the legs, that are most commonly affected. Although not particularly dangerous, broken capillaries are in many cases unattractive. Consequently, broken capillaries treatment may in some instances fall into the category of cosmetic treatment or cosmetic surgery.


There are a number of causes of broken capillaries, among them aging, ultraviolet rays from the sun, and genetics. Pregnancy can sometimes be a cause as well, as can obesity. Hormonal changes in the body and some skin diseases are also sometimes to blame for this condition.

Before getting into any broken capillaries treatment in detail, it's worth noting several things one should not do if this disorder is present. Heat, together with blood rising to the skin's surface are two things to be avoided when possible. Hot, spicy foods and alcohol can make the face flush and make broken capillaries stand out. It is also best to avoid too much sun exposure, or at least wear a strong sun block. Avoiding tanning salons is also a good idea, as is avoiding a hot sauna.  Any masks, compresses, or cremes which cause warming of the skin should best be avoided, especially on the face if that's where the problem lies.


Several Types Of Treatment - A proper diet is not always a cure all, and will not cause broken capillaries to go away on their own. Any foods that are known to be good for blood circulation can be especially helpful in this regard. Starting a regimen of proper nutrition can be a good first step in a program of broken capillaries treatment, at least laying the ground work that may make any treatment more effective, and help to keep the condition from returning at a later date. In spite of general recommendations to avoid heating the affected area, alternating hot and cold compresses can often be effective, as can washing the face in hot water and immediately following it with an ice cold water rinse. This hot-cold approach tends to strengthen the blood vessels in the immediate area, and as such can be a preventive tool in addition to being a treatment. There are also serums and cremes on the market, designed specifically for broken capillaries treatment. These topical solutions usually work to shrink blood vessels, and either make the condition disappear or at least become far less noticeable. It would be best to consult with a physician or dermatologist as to what would be an appropriate product, rather than simply going shopping for something that hopefully might work. There are over the counter medications that are quite helpful.

Laser Surgery  - If nothing appears to be helping, or if the capillaries are even showing through cosmetics and are becoming difficult to hide or mask, laser surgery could well be the best option for their removal.  Laser treatments have become common in dermatologist's offices. They are generally painless, effective, and require less than an hour of your time. In some cases more than one treatment may be needed, but in most instances one treatment will suffice. It may well be worthwhile to consult with a dermatologist to see what all is involved, and if laser treatment is or is not an optimum approach.

Whatever approach you may choose, broken capillaries are not something you have to live with, and in many instances they can be avoidable. A healthy lifestyle is always a strong foundation when it comes to preventing and treating diseases and disorders. If you are afflicted with this disorder, a visit to a dermatologist can almost certainly get you on the way to an effective treatment.